Sevierville is growing with plenty of new things to see and do. Here’s what has opened recently (in case you didn’t get to visit in 2020) and what’s new to enjoy in 2021.
Soaky Mountain Waterpark opened last summer. With more than 50 acres of waterpark fun for all ages, this attraction is a must-do in 2021. Big kids will love the thrill slides including Whoop & Holler – dual slides with vertical drops – the Splash & Furious racer slides, and the one-of-a-kind Avalaunch Watercoaster. Soaky Mountain has a whole area for the littles, too, with mini slides that look just like the big kid rides. Ride the Mini Mayhem or play all day in Boomer’s Bay. Splash around in the Soaky Surge wave pool – and make sure and check out the not-so-lazy river called Black Bear Rapids.
Downtown Sevierville is coming to life with a new look, new businesses, and new mural art. The recently completed downtown Sevierville streetscape features both widened sidewalks in the historic area and the addition of decorative rails commemorating the Knoxville, Sevierville and Eastern line that once chugged through town. The revitalization attracted The Central Hotel, a boutique hotel that has made its home in a renovated bank building. Honeybee Coffee Co. anchors the ground floor of the hotel and specializes in house ground coffees ethically sourced from around the world. Nearby, visitors to downtown Sevierville will find a collection of retail stores and restaurants within a few blocks. New additions include Hickory Cabin BBQ & Grill, Graze Burgers, and The Appalachian – a new fine dining restaurant.
Art is popping up throughout downtown – with much of it influenced by Sevierville’s history. A new sculpture made with Knoxville, Sevierville & Eastern rails will adorn a small park on Bruce Street near where the rails were unearthed. Nearby the Wings of Wander mural gives passersby the opportunity to become part of the picture by posing with the wings. Just outside of The Appalachian, downtown visitors will see an as-yet-unnamed mural depicting a young girl (is it Dolly?) enjoying a burger at Red’s Café – a once-popular eatery that has long since closed. While visiting downtown Sevierville, be sure and make a stop at the Dolly Parton statue. Since it was unveiled in 1987, the sculpture has been a popular photo spot for many area visitors.
Throughout town, new stores add opportunities to discover amazing finds! Explore home décor ideas at Gardenia Cottage Home and find something unique at Green Olde Deal Antique Mall. Violet Kingdom Boutique offers cute kids’ clothing as well as outfits and accessories for women and home décor. Discover new flavors in the Smokies at recently opened shops including Tennessee Homemade Wines, where the locally made libations have names like “White Knuckle Grape” and “Blueberry Bammer.” Cruze Farms Ice Cream is scooping up fans of their rich farm-to-cone dairy flavors at their new location beside Ogle Bros. General Store.
Find several new stores at Tanger Outlets Sevierville including Bare Arms Trading Co., Vera Bradley, and J Hardy Outfitters. Tanger has also added new restaurants this year including Meatballs, Etc. and Squisitos Too.
Plan your trip to Sevierville this year and enjoy what’s new, what’s old, and what’s just right for you.
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